Delivery Complications and Errors


Cerebral Palsy Causes

When complications arise during a difficult birth, interventions must be done swiftly and accurately to ensure that both mother and child are safe. Most medical teams comprise professionals who consistently meet or exceed high standards of care. Sometimes, however, it is the failure of medical teams to act appropriately that is the cause of delivery complications and errors that lead to cerebral palsy.

Signs of Delivery Complications

The shock and stress of witnessing medical personnel employing emergency measures to deliver or perhaps resuscitate a child can be very alarming for new parents. Among the signs that a delivery has proved more difficult than normal are:

  • Use of forceps or vacuum delivery

  • Emergency caesarian section

  • Specialists called in to provide care

Some signs of delivery complications will arise following the birth, such as seizures. For new parents wanting to get on with the everyday business of raising a child, these signs of illness are distressing.

After a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a family’s focus is on adjusting to the new reality and creating a social and educational environment that proves positive for their child’s growth and development. While medical services through child development centres are accessible and recommended, many important aspects of care are not funded for by government. Parents deserve to have the financial resources they need to give their child a full and enriched life.

We may be able to help. At Renaud Law Group, our legal team can assist you through this new experience and obtain the support you need. We are sensitive to our clients’ emotional and legal needs during this difficult time.


Our Team

Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer

Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.

Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer

Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. Mark’s practice is primarily focused on ICBC injury claims. He is dedicated to ensuring that you are properly compensated for any harm suffered.

Maida Collins, Paralegal

Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.

Lisa Novak, Paralegal

Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.


Get in touch to discuss your child’s potential case today

Other Causes of Cerebral Palsy:

Difficult delivery and birth

Failure to account for pregnancy risk factors

Errors in the hospital special care nursery

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